This is a super simple and easy recipe that fits perfectly into the slow carb diet. If you’re confused and have no idea what slow carb even is, don’t worry, you don’t need to in order to enjoy this recipe. However, check out my About Me page to learn a little bit more about the diet. :)
At times, beans get a bad rap in the diet world. Many arguments against beans are that they have too many carbs. If there’s one I’ve learned during my slow carb jofsurney, it’s that NOT ALL CARBS ARE CREATED EQUAL.
There are two different types of carbohydrates. Beans are a complex carbohydrate. Your body takes time breaking them down and they provide you with energy. There are other carbs, such as white flour and many types of fruit, that are simple carbs. Your body burns them up quickly and they elevate your blood sugar levels. Eating simple carbs causes you to feel hungry right away after eating, while complex carbohydrates make you feel full for a longer period of time.
This recipe takes about 3 minutes to whip up, perfect to make while your eggs are cooking in the other pan. I usually eat this white bean and spinach saute for breakfast, but you can eat it for any meal throughout the day. Enjoy!
- 3-4 large handfuls of baby spinach
- 1 cup small white beans
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- sea salt, to taste
- pepper, to taste
- Start by heating a pan on medium heat and pour in olive oil. Add in spinach, one handful at a time, and coat in oil. Once each batch of spinach is wilted, begin to add another until you reach the desired amount. (I typically use about 4 large handfuls to serve two people).
- Add in white beans and garlic and saute for about a minute until all the spinach is wilted and beans are heated throughout. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve and enjoy!
- *Feel free to add in some lemon juice to boost flavor! :)